It has been announced that the booking period for Witness for the Prosecution at London County Hall has been extended, with performances scheduled until March 2020. Witness for the Prosecution follows the case of Leonard Vole, as he is charged with the murder of Emily French. When Leonard’s wife takes to the stand to testify, the play follows Leonard as he tries to convince the jury of his innocence. The play marks the inaugural production to be staged inside a unique courtroom setting at London County Hall.
When Witness for the Prosecution premiered in 1953, it was one of Agatha Christie’s proudest moments. Originally a short story, she had been convinced to turn it into a play set in a courtroom - an element that only played a small part in her initial story. This new production of her play focuses on that courtroom element, transforming London County Hall into the historic Old Bailey.